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    Retractable Patio & Deck Awnings

     

    Retractable patio awnings and deck awnings are designed for sun, UV, glare & heat protection, LIGHT rain & wind up to +-20 mph (when extended) and no higher. This product type is water RESISTANT, not WATERPROOF. For residential & commercial patios, decks, courtyards, restaurants, hotels, wedding events, nightclubs, pubs, swimming pools, hot tubs & open entertainment areas.

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    Retractable Patio Pergola Covers & Louver Roofs

    Most retractable patio covers and pergola covers are designed for sun, UV, glare & heat protection, HEAVY rain & HIGH winds up to 175+ mph/281+ km/hr. Systems & fabric are waterPROOF meaning no water enters. Used for residential, commercial, institutional & government patios, decks, courtyards, restaurants, hotels, wedding events, nightclubs, pubs, swimming pools, hot tubs.

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    Retractable Side Arm / Drop Arm Awnings

    Retractable canopy awnings are designed for sun, UV, glare, heat protection and LIGHT wind and LIGHT rain. Solution dyed acrylic fabric used on this product type is water RESISTANT. Can be wall mounted outside any commercial, governmental, institutional or residential window or door opening.

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    Retractable Screens

    Retractable screens are designed for sun, UV, glare, heat protection & LIGHT to MODERATE wind (depending on fabric & model used) and HEAVY rain (depending on fabric & model used). For residential, commercial, governmental and institutional applications, wall mounted OR mounted on to posts around the outside of a pavilion, pergola or gazebo. Fabric can be water RESISTANT.

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    Retractable Canopies

    Retractable canopies are designed for sun, UV, glare and heat protection, LIGHT wind and LIGHT rain. Solution dyed acrylic fabric used on this product type is water RESISTANT. Can be wall mounted outside any commercial, governmental, institutional or residential window or door opening.

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    Retractable Free Standing Awnings

    Most free standing retractable awnings are designed for sun, UV, glare & heat protection, HEAVY rain & HIGH winds up to 175+ mph/281+ km/hr. Systems & fabric are waterPROOF meaning no water enters. Free standing awnings are floor mounted and used for residential, commercial, institutional & government patios, decks, courtyards, restaurants, hotels, wedding events, nightclubs, pubs, swimming pools & hot tubs.

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    Retractable Electric & Motorized Awnings

    Electric & motorized retractable awnings with an optional wind, rain, sun and motion sensors are designed for sun, UV, glare, heat protection & for light to heavy wind (depending on fabric & model used) and light to heavy rain (depending on fabric & model used). Electric & motorized retractable awnings are used for residential, commercial, governmental and institutional applications. Fabric can be water resistant or waterproof (depending on fabric & model used).

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Creative Tips to Extend Your Summer Season

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If you’re like most people around the globe, the month of July marks the heart of the summer season. With the kids at home on their break from school and the neighborhood’s midsummer parties thriving, summertime is typically the most relaxing, enjoyable part of the year. Long days are spent having fun by the pool, taking day trips to the beach, and grilling your favorite meals on the patio. Unfortunately, these leisurely days are fleeting and before you know it, vacation time is over and it’s time to get the children prepared for a new school year.

Since the summer season always seems to fly by in a flash, we thought we would spend some time brainstorming ways to make it last longer. Let’s face it, who doesn’t wish for a few extra months of special summer fun? At RetractableAwnings.com, we are constantly striving to find creative methods of enjoying outdoor living space. We believe that summertime is the prime time to delight in the open air and take advantage of your home’s greatest asset: the backyard patio area!

Today, we will spend some time unearthing some of the best kept secrets for creative tips to extend your summer season. Let’s dive in!

Patio Season Beyond the Summer

There’s truly nothing like summertime. With the smell of sunscreen and saltwater in the air, people across the world relish in the freedom that comes with the summer season. From vacations in tropical regions to delightful days spent in your own backyard, everyone wants to make summer last as long as possible. Unfortunately, the fall season usually means moving the fun indoors to avoid cooler temperatures, rain, and other unwanted weather issues.

So before the season changes, we’ve come up with a list of innovative, exciting ways to extend your summer season:

  1. Throw a September backyard BBQ party for your neighbor, family, and friends. Not only will this be a great excuse to get together before the busy fall season is in full swing, but grilling will make it feel like it is still summertime.

  2. Plan a mid-fall season beach picnic with your family. Bring delicious food, a Frisbee, and enjoy the great outdoors before the temperatures drop.

  3. Invest in a high-quality, high-end retractable patio awning. This is the most literal way to extend your summer season. The right retractable deck awning will not only enhance the aesthetics of your patio area, but with an actual growth of the square footage in your outdoor living space the summer season can last all year long. Plus, there’s no better way to combat the adverse weather elements than with an awesome patio cover.

  4. Take a day trip with the family. While summertime is the most ideal time for vacationing, a simple day trip to a fun or exotic location can make a day off in January feel like the middle of summer.

  5. Consider buying a portable or attached outdoor heater or even a fire pit for your outdoor space. Not only will this keep your houseguests warm and cozy, but it is an inviting way to get people to congregate in the outdoor space of your home. RetractableAwnings.com offers attached outdoor heaters.

  6. Upgrade your outdoor lighting by adding some paver lights or some pretty standalone lanterns. Keeping your backyard well-lit will entice people to spend time outside.

No matter where you live, the ability to extend the summer season is as much of a mindset as it is the above actionable recommendations. In the next couple of weeks, we encourage you to sit down with your family and brainstorm some new ideas of your own for making summertime last as long as possible!

Living Easy in the Summertime!

Is your outdoor living space in desperate need of a refresh or new look? Consider adding a retractable patio or deck awning to not only improve the look and feel of your outdoor space, but to extend the summer season for you and your family. Contact our residential retractable deck awnings experts in the USA or Canada toll free at 866-438-2964 or outside the USA or Canada at (305) 628-2424 or use the live help chat tool for help in selecting a retractable patio awning that will stretch your summer well into the rest of the year!